Friday, July 28, 2006

Hard to Believe

What if what I belief is the real thing? What if what everyone believes is true for each person? Instead of perception being reality, what if belief is reality. Imagine.

I know that believing in myself makes things happen. I know that when people believe in me I get better than when they don’t. Belief is a powerful potion.

Plenty people believe in sad things, bad things. It would take some time to convince them that there are better things to believe, that they had a choice. Would they choose to make powerful choices that hurt other people? Would they believe in a world in which the bad guys win? Would their bad guy believe overpower my belief that we all could be free to sit under the white oak by the riverbank in my backyard?

Or would it be grade school again, where one kid ruins it for everyone?

Would it be the classic good versus evil story we’ve already got?

I’d like to believe that it wouldn’t work that way. I try to imagine.

It’s hard to believe.
−me strauss Letting me be


theartistknows said...

But how do you define what is good and bad. What if a bad person feels that his beliefs are just while you see them as totally unjust? Our preceptions and opinions differ therefore, our beliefs are not absolute. What other people think do matter...

ME Strauss said...

Hello the artist knows,
Your point is one that makes my silly rambling stand out for just what it is. My ideas a ideals are no better than any others. . . .

Kelley Bell said...

Very Quantum of you Liz.

Jennifer said...

I love the word belief. It can be such a powerful word.

It's gotten me through tough situations and it's made impossible situations possible.

Funny how much power one little word has.

Trée said...

Liz, belief is such a powerful thing. I wish I understood its magic better. Okay, now I need to go back and read this one again. Tea and cookies please. :-)

ME Strauss said...

Thanks, Kel!

ME Strauss said...

HI Jennifer,
Yeah, It's a powerful word. I'm counting on it to get me to where I wanna be. Hopefully everyone will be believing with me.

ME Strauss said...

Always tea and cookies for you, my friend,
You're the one who has had the belief when I've need it. So . . . always tea and cookies for you.

Tactified said...

Yes in reality belief is the thing that seperates us from everyone else. Everyones perception is off of what you think, what you feel, what you believe. I have no idea why im posting this, but hey what else better do I go to do? Go to a county fair? I will later.

Belief is a powerfull thing, the human mind uses reason to justify its belief. All belief really is, is just another way of reasoning in ones mind. Therefore belief is no more than a tool to help overcome mental barriers that obstruct ones way of life, in a certain fashion.

ME Strauss said...

Belief is a way of living and a way of life. We can live our lives believing and the truth can be what we believe.

why can't it?

Kim Gongre said...

Greetings Me,

I just found your site via blog explosion. I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed Hard to Believe. I love the title is hard to hear what "you" believe when so many other powerful influences are vying for and hoping to use that space in your consciousness towards their own ends. I totally get what your saying and I agree, in fact I do my best to live by it.
Check out my work at I would love to get your impression on my work. My original prose is scattered among the posts there.
I have bookmarked you site and look forward to "wondering" through the rest of your work.
Peace to All Souls,

dsnake1 said...

Hi Liz,
this is a interesting read.
I agree, " Belief is a powerful potion." It can save a person from his darkest hours, but it can work the other way too.

Thanks, Liz

ME Strauss said...

Hi Kim,
I've been traveling and had a hard time finding a way to connect to this blog. Thank you for hearning what I was trying to say. It's hard believing sometimes, especially when circumstances seem to go the wrong way.

I'll be over to check out your blog when I get back home again.

ME Strauss said...

Hello, Dsnake,
You're right. My belief has worked against me. I think it did just that today. I think I want the world to be one way so much so that sometimes I don't see what is right before me.

bradford said...

beyond belief is appreciation - this administration says it believes in God but does it appreciate The Ten Commandments? Your writing helps me appreciate so much more each time I visit.

Kim Gongre said...

Greetings Me,
Great, would love to have you visit.
BTW, I have a Sunday Poetry series going on my site. If you would be interested in having a piece featured there I would appreciate your contribution. The works I feature are centered around themes or war and peace generally. If you have something you particularly like and would like to participate, please feel free to e-mail with it at
Happy traveling,
Peace to All Souls.

Kim Gongre said...

just re-reviewed my post and mistyped the e-mail----
ahh thats better.

ME Strauss said...

Thank you, Bradford,
Appreciation is such a special thing. I wish I knew to have more of it. You teach me something with every comment that you leave for me.

ME Strauss said...

Thank you, Kim,
for your lovely invitation.
I just got home from my long trip. So I suppose that this Sunday won't be the one. :)

I enjoy having you stop by. We're a good group around here. It's nice to have you with us.